Bright Young Things by Anne Godbersen
(HarperCollins, 2010, 400 pages)
Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen was another “free Friday” Nook book. In the opening chapter of the book, the author tells you that this is the story of three women who lived during Prohibition. One woman becomes a star. One woman gets married. One woman dies. What the author fails to tell you is that those three events don’t necessarily happen to the three women in this particular book. Apparently, Bright Young Things is the first book in a series. The next book is entitled Beautiful Days: A Bright Young Things Novel.
Despite the fact that I was disappointed to find out that not everything is resolved in this book, I did enjoy reading it. The author takes you back in time to the age of flappers and speakeasies. Each of the characters is likeable in her own way. Letty wants to be a famous singer. Cordelia is looking for the father that she never knew. Astrid is a flapper who lives life among the rich.
Bright Young Things moves along smoothly. There is mystery and romance and betrayal and glamour. I would recommend this book if you are prepared to continue reading the series.